Mary Larimer, PhD

Personal Statement

I have been a member of the department faculty since 1995. My research and clinical interests include 1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), 2) prediction of initiation of drinking and trajectories of alcohol and substance use during emerging adulthood, 3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and gambling problems, 4) evaluation of housing and treatment programs for chronically homeless and incarcerated individuals and 5) dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings. I have published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics.​


Univ. of Washington, Psychology Medical education, 1992
UW - Neuropsychology & Geriatrics Teaching Appointment
UW - Addictive Behaviors Research Center Fellowship, Addictive Behaviors Research
Brown University Internship, Clinical Psychology

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Trends in Alcohol, Cigarette, E-Cigarette, and Nonprescribed Pain Reliever Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis.
(2022 Jul)
J Adolesc Health 71(1): 47-54
Fleming CB, Ramirez JJ, Rhew IC, Hultgren BA, Hanson KG, Larimer ME, Dilley JA, Kilmer JR, Guttmannova K

"On a night like this": A mixed-methods approach to understanding high-risk drinking events in college students.
(2022 Jun)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 46(6): 1121-1132
Garcia TA, Hultgren BA, Canning JR, Gilson MS, Larimer ME

Cannabis Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis.
(2022 Apr)
Am J Public Health 112(4): 638-645
Kilmer JR, Rhew IC, Guttmannova K, Fleming CB, Hultgren BA, Gilson MS, Cooper RL, Dilley J, Larimer ME

Meaning in life and stress-related drinking: A multicohort study of college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2022 Jun)
Addict Behav 129(): 107281
Jaffe AE, Kumar SA, Hultgren BA, Smith-LeCavalier KN, Garcia TA, Canning JR, Larimer ME

Using Alcohol and Cannabis as Sleep Aids: Associations with Descriptive Norms Among College Students.
(2022 Feb 12)
Behav Sleep Med
Graupensperger S, Hultgren BA, Fairlie AM, Lee CM, Larimer ME

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